The building was remodeled in the 1920s to match the styles and economic boom of the era. The new owner, W.
A Reist, added suites and retail outlets on the first floow such as Jacks', which sold ladies clothing. This store could have
sold clothing to the new type of woman, the flapper. The flapper was a girl who
broke from the long Victorian dresses and long hair filled with curls. Instead
these girls bobbed their hair and raised their skirts to right below the knee.
The National House shared this trend with women by removing the Victorian balconies in favor of sleek and straight lines.